Irresistible…a bravura piece of theatrical invention. The Irish Mail on Sunday
Terrific team performances…a revelation Sunday Business Post
|Jun 13 – 22, 2014||Dublin||The Olympia Theatre|
"excellent, thought-provoking Mahagonny"
|Jenny Smith||Claudia Boyle|
|Leocadia Begbick||Anne Marie Gibbons|
|Trinity Moses||John Molloy|
|Fatty the Procurator||Ross Scanlon|
|Jimmy Mahoney||Julian Hubbard|
|Jacob Schmidt||Eamonn Mulhall|
|Bank Account Billy||Christopher Cull|
|Alaska Wolf Joe||Julian Tovey|
|Toby Higgins||Andrew Boushell|
Dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure, Mahagonny is a city founded by three stranded fugitives - ruthless entrepreneur Begbick and her henchmen Moses and Fatty - where cash is king and anything goes. The downtrodden and desperate flood in to savour the city’s delights and take their ease, reveling in joyous consumption and signing up to the rule of misrule until they discover the sting in the tail; in Mahagonny, the greatest crime of all is the inability to pay.
Irish soprano Claudia Boyle stars as the enigmatic hooker Jenny Smith, who leads the Albama Song; and the renegade ringleaders are sung by Anne Marie Gibbons (Begbick), John Molloy (Trinity Moses), and Ross Scanlon (Fatty the Procurator) with Julian Hubbard as the existential rebel Jimmy Mahoney. This project is the 2014 recipient of Sky Arts Ignition, part of Sky’s commitment to the cultural sector. Sky is supporting the project through direct investment as well as on-air, marketing and digital support.